communication

Is that you, Bill?

“Break one nine, this here's The Scribe. You got a Care Bear lookin for ya at the 132, he's got a portable barnyard and a baaad attitude, come on.” That's me, in my dreams, being all fluent and cool on the CB. Reality would be more like, “Hey guys, there's a DOT cop back there with a portable scale! Come up!” I'm not cool on the CB. I'm a dork on the CB, because I get all ...

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POLL: Do you use push-to-talk functionality/devices other than the CB?

With the rise of smartphone apps enabling push-to-talk functionality on such devices, and the continued attraction of the Nextel-popularized function, this poll looks at current use of the technology.

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Detention détente: Old Time Express

“Since we are on electronic logs, there’s no arguing about whether the truck’s there or not” at a shipper or receiver’s location. “It’s indisputable.” --Old Time's Mark White on detention negotiations with shippers, brokers today

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Conversing while traversing

"We communicate verbally a helluva lot more when he's away than we do when we're in the cab together, and the conversations can get admittedly weird, especially if we're both tired, or don't have a good connection..."

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Understanding Granny on the road

"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."

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Getting used to this whole communicating thing

"I'm a visitor in your world, I don't actually drive and I'm not a true part of it, but I feel gratified to have a voice to tell people about it."

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